[Gc] Re: boehm-gc merge for GCC

NightStrike nightstrike at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 13:14:12 PST 2012


I think changing the gc to be like gmp/mpfr/mpc requires buy-in from
Andrew Haley, if I'm not mistaken.

Kai, is my statement correct?

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 3:54 PM, Ivan Maidanski <ivmai at mail.ru> wrote:
> Hi NightStrike,
>
> In my understanding, I've done bdwgc ready for gcj but some gcj files should
> be changed to reflect the changes in bdwgc API (e.g., thread registration).
> There is a problem is thread suspend/resume - bdwgc does not have such API
> but OTOH suspend/resume is deprecated part of Java threads. Regarding
> integration bdwgc into gcj, I think it's better to have bdwgc as a separate
> module (similar to libmpfr).
>
> I have an intention to do the work but this requires significant efforts to
> make it perfect,  so I gave up due to lack of time.
>
> Any volunteers?
>
> Regards,
> Ivan
>
> 16 11 2012 15:28:34 from NightStrike <nightstrike at gmail.com>:
>
> Are there any plans to get current boehm-gc into gcc? Ivan, can you do this?
>
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Ivan Maidanski <ivmai at mail.ru> wrote:
>> Hi Matthias,
>>
>> I think yes, all patches (may be with some modifications) from Kai are in
>> master.
>> I myself also reviewed difference between gcc/boehm-gc
>> (https://github.com/ivmai/bdwgc/tree/gcc_boehmgc) and gc6.8.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Ivan
>>
>> 16 11 2012 18:22:47 Matthias Klose <doko at ubuntu.com>:
>>
>> Hi Ivan,
>>
>> in
>>
>> http://old.nabble.com/RFC%3A-Updating-boehm-gc-to-verion-7.2-(alpha-5)-td31293737.html
>>
>> Kai said that he did some patches upstream / to you about changes
>> collected
>> in
>> the GCC copy of boehm-gc. Are these integrated in your branch/trunk, or
>> could
>> you forward these to me? I didn't get any feedback from Kai this week,
>> therefor
>> asking you directly.
>>
>> Thanks, Matthias


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